Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) Graduate Certificate

Program Overview

College of Natural and Health Sciences

The certificate in ENP prepares the board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with an existing master's degree in nursing to care for patients in emergency practice across the live-span pediatrics, adolescent, young adult, adult, older adult, frail elderly in the emergency care setting. An individualized post-graduate certificate program of study is determined by an evaluation of the student's previous course work and the completion of a gap analysis once accepted into the program. The courses will be selected from the ENP Certificate requirements.

Upon program completion, the individual is eligible to apply for national certification.

Following national certification attainment the individual is eligible to be recognized as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Health policies, OSHA requirements, CPR, ACLS, and PALS certifications, and student malpractice insurance are required.

Prerequisites: Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Master's degree in nursing. Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology and Advanced Health Assessment. These courses can be completed at UNC.

Certificate Requirements — 12-16 Credits

Required ENP Credits — 16 hours

NURS 662Advanced Emergency Care I


NURS 663Emergency Procedures & Lab I


NURS 664ENP Clinical I


NURS 671Advanced Emergency Care II


NURS 672Emergency Procedures and Lab II


NURS 673ENP Clinical II


NURS 692ENP Clinical Synthesis


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